Open Heavens Devotional by Pastor E.A. Adeboye
MEMORIZE: “Then thou shalt see, and flow together, and thine heart shall fear, and be enlarged; because the abundance of the sea shall be converted unto thee, the forces of the Gentiles shall come unto thee.” (Isaiah 60:5).
READ: Exodus 2:5-6
Miriam effectively watched over Moses; hence, the opportunity God brought their way did not slip by them. Beloved leader, pastor or parent, opportunities are coming your way and the way of those God has put in your care. If you sleep off, you may not know when they pass by you. God is looking for effective watchmen and women who will put off sleep from their eyes and prayerfully watch over the flock. Are you one of such people?
While Miriam was watching, she was oblivious of what was coming her way—good or bad. Yet, she had great expectations. She expected something good and it came. To be effective, your act of watching must be backed by positive expectations. God regards the expectations of His children. Proverbs 23:18 says, “For surely there is an end; and thine expectation shall not be cut off”. Be very careful when engaging expectation instincts because what you expect may likely come. So always expect good while you watch, and good will always come to you sooner or later.
As young Miriam hid, watching from a distance, Pharaoh’s daughter came along with her maidens. Boy, was she scared! The daughter of the man who wanted her brother dead! Oh! How she must have prayed for God to blind the princess’ eyes and block her ears so as not to see the baby or hear its cry. She must have prayed that the baby would fall asleep so that its cry would not get the attention of the enemy. She did not expect anything good from the enemy’s camp. Unknown to her, the one she tried to hide her brother from was the very one he needed in order to live. Some people are still hiding certain information from those that God could use to help them. It could be because such a person had played a negative role in their lives in time past. But the truth is, God can turn those who hate you to favour you. Are you hiding from Pharaoh’s daughters of this world when God wants to use them to help you? The Lord will open your eyes and speak to your spirit today. Your help in the hands of your enemies shall be delivered to you in Jesus name. The Lord will cause unfriendly situations and hostile climates to favour you from now on.
Father, the helpers Heaven has appointed for me that I unknowingly avoid, connect them with me today.
Bible in One year: Acts 24-26